7.5/10
445
6 user 1 critic

Mr. Duck Steps Out (1940)

Donald is headed for Daisy. However, his nephews are too.

Director:

(uncredited)
Reviews

On Disc

at Amazon

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Family | Comedy | Animation
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Donald takes a kayak trip. When he gets to his campsite, he unloads the kayak, fights with his folding chair, and goes to sleep. Meanwhile, the chipmunks of the forest (precursors of Chip '... See full summary »

Director: Jack King
Stars: Clarence Nash
Fire Chief (1940)
Family | Animation | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Donald and his nephews are the staff of a fire station. Huey, Dewey, and Louie, annoyed by Donald's snoring, ring the fire alarm. Soon, his bumbling sets the fire station itself on fire. ... See full summary »

Director: Jack King
Stars: Clarence Nash
Animation | Family | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Donald is washing windows on a high-rise; Pluto is his assistant, hauling the rope for the platform and refilling buckets but mostly sleeping. And when things are finally going well, Donald... See full summary »

Director: Jack King
Stars: Lee Millar, Clarence Nash
Animation | Comedy | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

A day of boating doesn't end up the way Donald and Pluto had hoped.

Director: Riley Thomson
Stars: Lee Millar, Clarence Nash
The Riveter (1940)
Animation | Family | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Construction foreman Pegleg Pete has just fired his riveter; Donald comes by and takes the job, despite a lack of experience and an initial fear of heights, and makes a mess of things.

Director: Dick Lundy
Stars: Billy Bletcher, Clarence Nash
Family | Animation | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Autograph hound Donald, despite the security guard, manages to get signatures from Greta Garbo, 'Mickey Rooney', Sonja Henie, The Ritz Brothers, and Shirley Temple before he's recognized ... See full summary »

Director: Jack King
Stars: Clarence Nash, Sara Berner, Billy Bletcher
Family | Animation | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Donald Duck builds an automated dog washer while an unsuspecting Pluto naps nearby. When Donald finishes and announces his plan to use Pluto as his test subject, a battle of wills ensues, ... See full summary »

Director: Jack King
Stars: Lee Millar, Clarence Nash
Family | Animation | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Donald's cousin Gus Goose arrives unexpectedly. Despite the note from his mother saying "he don't eat much," he's soon eating Donald out of house and home.

Director: Jack King
Stars: Clarence Nash, Pinto Colvig
Family | Comedy | Animation
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Donald owns a farm; he sings Old MacDonald while feeding the animals. He goes to milk Clementine the cow, but she's not in the barn: she's up a tree, nibbling on leaves. She floats down, ... See full summary »

Director: Jack King
Stars: Clarence Nash
Golden Eggs (1941)
Comedy | Family | Animation
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Donald reads in his newspaper that eggs are really going up in value and the price is skyrocketing. Donald realizes that if he had some eggs, he would be quite the wealthy duck so he breaks... See full summary »

Director: Wilfred Jackson
Stars: Florence Gill, Clarence Nash
Animation | Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Donald shows his nephews the moves that won him his hockey trophy. But the boys have a few moves of their own.

Director: Jack King
Stars: Clarence Nash
Family | Comedy | Animation
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

At odds with Daisy over his personality, Donald hires a look-a-like to make it seem that he's changed for the better. However, the look-a-like soon begins to muscle in on Donald's territory.

Director: Jack King
Stars: Gloria Blondell, Leslie Denison, Clarence Nash
Edit

Cast

Uncredited cast:
Clarence Nash ...
Donald Duck / Daisy Duck / Huey / Dewey / Louie (voice) (uncredited)
Edit

Storyline

Donald is heading out for a night on the town with Daisy, but first he needs to ditch his resourceful nephews. Easier said than done. They get to Daisy's house first, but Donald buys them off with ice cream, which works for about 10 seconds. Eventually, Donald and Daisy do some pretty wild dancing, made wilder when the nephews get a hot ear of popcorn into Donald. Written by Jon Reeves <jreeves@imdb.com>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Certificate:

TV-G | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

7 June 1940 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Donald in the Groove  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

(RCA Sound System)

Color:

(Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

One of the dancers brought in as reference for Donald and Daisy's jitterbug was Virginia Davis, who as a young girl appeared in Walt Disney's Alice comedies in the 1920s. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 Remix (2013) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

A Duck Tale With Jive
20 November 2002 | by (Forest Ranch, CA) – See all my reviews

A Walt Disney DONALD DUCK Cartoon.

When MR. DUCK STEPS OUT for a romantic afternoon with Daisy he finds his Nephews have beat him there.

Some furious jitterbugging and a terrific jazz soundtrack enliven this well-animated little film. This was Daisy's second appearance in a cartoon and the first time her name was used. Clarence "Ducky" Nash provided the voices for all five fowls.

Walt Disney (1901-1966) was always intrigued by drawings. As a lad in Marceline, Missouri, he sketched farm animals on scraps of paper; later, as an ambulance driver in France during the First World War, he drew figures on the sides of his vehicle. Back in Kansas City, along with artist Ub Iwerks, Walt developed a primitive animation studio that provided animated commercials and tiny cartoons for the local movie theaters. Always the innovator, his ALICE IN CARTOONLAND series broke ground in placing a live figure in a cartoon universe. Business reversals sent Disney & Iwerks to Hollywood in 1923, where Walt's older brother Roy became his lifelong business manager & counselor. When a mildly successful series with Oswald The Lucky Rabbit was snatched away by the distributor, the character of Mickey Mouse sprung into Walt's imagination, ensuring Disney's immortality. The happy arrival of sound technology made Mickey's screen debut, STEAMBOAT WILLIE (1928), a tremendous audience success with its use of synchronized music. The SILLY SYMPHONIES soon appeared, and Walt's growing crew of marvelously talented animators were quickly conquering new territory with full color, illusions of depth and radical advancements in personality development, an arena in which Walt's genius was unbeatable. Mickey's feisty, naughty behavior had captured millions of fans, but he was soon to be joined by other animated companions: temperamental Donald Duck, intellectually-challenged Goofy and energetic Pluto. All this was in preparation for Walt's grandest dream - feature length animated films. Against a blizzard of doomsayers, Walt persevered and over the next decades delighted children of all ages with the adventures of Snow White, Pinocchio, Dumbo, Bambi & Peter Pan. Walt never forgot that his fortunes were all started by a mouse, or that simplicity of message and lots of hard work always pay off.


1 of 3 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Mr. Duck Steps Out (1940) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page